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Bear hunting with caution

Bear hunting with caution

With man’s hunting activities, he is now becoming a dominant force in the Scandinavian bear's life, and the consequences are surprisingly complex.

Liv Monica Tronrud: new Phd student in ecology and natural resource management

Liv Monica Tronrud: new Phd student in ecology and natural resource management

Liv Monica Tronrud has started as a new PhD student at MINA. She will be working on a project on the effects of climate change on Svalbard reindeer, and has professor Leif Egil Loe as her supervisor. 

NMBU to lead a new project on urban agriculture

NMBU to lead a new project on urban agriculture

A NMBU-led project on urban agriculture has been granted funding from EU’s Horizon 2020 program.

Fungi - hitchhiking with beetles

Fungi - hitchhiking with beetles

Fungi living in wood are very important decomposers. But what do they do when the wood is decomposed and gone? How do they find new food?

How will a green bioeconomy affect freshwater resources?

How will a green bioeconomy affect freshwater resources?

BioWater, a Nordic centre of Excellence just held its kick-off meeting. BioWater is the first Nordic centre and platform to provide solutions for water resources management in the face of potential and competing demands for biomass, land and water resources. 

PhD student awarded "Green Talents Award"

PhD student awarded "Green Talents Award"

NMBU's PhD student Hannah Harrison has been awarded the German Green Talents Award. She is one of 25 up-and-coming scientists selected from 602 applicants from all over the world. This year’s focus is on “Sustainable Production and Consumption”.

Field work report from Finse

Field work report from Finse

Åshild and Maria are working on the FuncFinse project, researching lichen diversity and traits. 

Good advice for the transition to a renewable energy system

Good advice for the transition to a renewable energy system

A new doctoral thesis shows that Norwegian hydropower in combination with interconnection cables to the continent and increased use of power-to-heat in district heating can contribute to a greener northern European energy system.

Bears skip breakfast to avoid hunters

Bears skip breakfast to avoid hunters

A new doctoral thesis shows that human hunting makes bears change their eating patterns. 

Oat plants take up phosphorus more efficiently

Oat plants take up phosphorus more efficiently

A new doctoral thesis shows that oat crops best survive in soils with low availability of phosphorus, a nutrient that is an important fertilizer and becoming scarce on a global scale. 

Europa meets in Oslo to discuss the future's forestry

Europa meets in Oslo to discuss the future's forestry

On Thursday, October 5, MINA and NIBIO, in collaboration with the EFI - European Forest Institute, is organizing an international conference on the future of forestry. We offer an exciting program with several of Norway's and Europe's leading companies.

Dissertation: Biomass stock and change estimation in boreal forests

Dissertation: Biomass stock and change estimation in boreal forests

Friday, September 15, 2017, Victor Strimbu defends his PhD thesis “Biomass stock and change estimation in boreal forests using remotely sensed data – results from empirical studies and simulations”. His results fits well with programs like REDD, allowing governments to report credible carbon stock changes. 

Dissertation: Biochar stability as influenced by production conditions

Dissertation: Biochar stability as influenced by production conditions

Tursday September 14, 2017, Alice Budai, defends her thesis “Biochar stability as influenced by production conditions”.

Dissertation: Fusion of airborne laser scanning and hyperspectral data

Dissertation: Fusion of airborne laser scanning and hyperspectral data

Friday August 25, 2017, Kaja Kandare, defends her thesis “Fusion of airborne laser scanning and hyperspectral data for predicting forest characteristics at different spatial scales”.

Seminar: Life history of the Chinese Grouse

Seminar: Life history of the Chinese Grouse

Thursdag August 17 there will be an open seminar with professor Yue-Hua Sun about Chinese Grouse and other endemic birds of the Qinghai-Tibetan in China. 

New, practical course in ecotoxicology

New, practical course in ecotoxicology

Are you interested environmental toxins and exotoxicology? In the August block, MINA offers the course "Effect and Biomarker Methods in Toxicology" (FMI330) for the first time. This course is essential for you who wants practical knowledge like sampling and laboratory testing.  

 Technology revealing the secret life of bats

Technology revealing the secret life of bats

Using digital technology and radio transmitters, researchers are going to find out where Norwegian bats live their lives.

Subtropical forest soil is a major source for nitric oxide emissions

Subtropical forest soil is a major source for nitric oxide emissions

A new doctoral thesis shows that not only fuel combustion, but also nitrification in nitrogen-rich forest soil is a major contributor to atmospheric nitric oxide, an important precursor of acid rain.

Faculty promotions: Two new professors

Faculty promotions: Two new professors

Researchers Torbjørn Haugaasen and Kari Klanderud have both been promoted to professors. 

Find your dream tree with a digitalised forest

Find your dream tree with a digitalised forest

Whether you are looking for wood without knots for your skirting board or the perfect Christmas tree, a "digitalised" forest makes it easier to find your dream tree – without having to go into the forest.

Conference: Management of dry forests and woodlands in a changing climate

Conference: Management of dry forests and woodlands in a changing climate

NMBU, NORAD and Mekelle University invites all interested parties to the international conference "Management of dry forests and woodlands in a changing climate" October 16-18 2017 in Mekelle, Ethiopia. 

How many tons of food are we willing to throw away in order to prevent one case of cancer?

How many tons of food are we willing to throw away in order to prevent one case of cancer?

We must dare to ask ourselves whether it is such a good idea to keep the legal limits for arsenic and radiation in food as low as possible, says our PhD-student Yevgeniya Tomkiv

Drones – game changing technology for international forest management?

Drones – game changing technology for international forest management?

NMBU researcher Stefano Puliti has spent three years combining forest data from drones, planes and satellites. 

NMBU professor elected to important position in global organization

NMBU professor elected to important position in global organization

Professor emeritus Bal Ram Singh is the newly elected leader of Division 3 of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS). There, he will work to safeguard the world's soil resources in a sustainable manner. This is the first time a Norwegian researcher has been elected to such a high office in the organization.

Guest lecture: Biochar and sustainable soils

Guest lecture: Biochar and sustainable soils

On March 30, Dr. Ruy Anaya de la Rosa will hold an open guest lecture on biochar and sustainable soils. 

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